First Chinese-built scrubber delivered to Liberian vessel

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Hoisting of the Scrubber

In July this year, representatives from global shipowning companies gathered to witness the successful delivery of the first Chinese-built shipboard desulfurization scrubber to the 53,000 dwt Liberian-flagged bulk carrier “Bao Glory” at China United Dockyards in Shandong, China.
The scrubber was designed and manufactured by Shandong Pure Ocean Technology Co Ltd. Managers from the company said that installation of a desulfurization scrubber to the vessel is currently the most economical and quickest way to remove sulphur, which will not only efficiently lower the sulphur oxides in exhaust in order to meet national and international standards but will also save around $1.5 million a year for 50,000 dwt cargo ships.
A representative from the vessel owner, Seacon Shipping Group, added that installation of desulfurization scrubbers will be the general trend in response to national and international requirements on environmental protection. In addition, such installations could also improve vessel seaworthiness and increase economic benefits to owners by lowering fuel costs and increasing charter rates.

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